HC Deb 01 March 1904 vol 130 cc1352-3
MR. BOLAND (Kerry, S.)

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is now in a position to state what special arrangements for the carriage of early potatoes from Cahirciveen and other parts of Kerry have been made with the railway company by the Congested Districts Board and the Department of Agriculture.

(Answered by Mr. Wyndham.) The rates given by the Great Southern and Western Railway Company for new potatoes (packed) in casks, barrels, hampers, or peds, by goods train service with Kingsbridge Station, Dublin, are—From Cahirciveen 19s. l0d. a ton, Valentia Harbour 20s. 1d., Skibbereen 21s. 7d., Bantry 21s. 9d.,Clonakilty20s. 5d.,Durrus Road 21s. 9d. These are the same as the rates given last year. The Department is in communication with the company with a view to obtain a continuance of similar concessions as regards the rates from some other stations, viz., Tralee, Ardfert, Miltown-Malbay, and Ennistymon. There is also a special Tate in force of 18s. a ton from Clonakilty to Liverpool via steamer from Cork port. The agricultural business of the Congested Districts Board has been transferred to the new Department.